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Salad Onion Seeds - Paris Silverskin

Botanical - Allium wakegi

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400 Seeds.

Other Names - Spring Onions, Bunching Onions, Scallion...

Paris Silverskin is the onion for you if you plan to pickle some onions for winter use or perhaps for Christmas day. This versatile variety is not only suitable for pickling but also delicious when eaten raw as spring onions in summer salads. This variety produces small white onion bulbs with a juicy sweet and tender flesh. Very fast and easy to grow suitable for container growing.

  • Ideal for producing crispy sweet pickled onions.
  • Can be used raw in summer salads.
  • A fast and easy to grow onion requiring very little space.

Suitable For - Vegetable plot, raised beds, container garden, limited space

Sowing Months - March - early July

Harvest - July - October


Gardening is about finding the right balance! Try growing Companion Plants close by to help deter pests.

  • Lettuce and salad onions grow well together.
  • Chamomile and summer savory - these two herbs if grown nearby are believed to improve the growth and flavour of alliums.
  • Beetroot, Kohl rabi, strawberries and cabbages are good plants to grow close to salad onions as they do not compete against each another.

Soil Preperation

Add well rotted manure or compost a few months before sowing or planting. Remove any weeds and apply some general purpose fertilizer 1 - 2 weeks before sowing or planting. Before sowing rake the surface when dry to produce a fine tilth.

General InformationSowing & Planting Information
Habit Biennial, grown as an annual Module Grown & Transplants
Type N/A Distance between plants 10 cm
Position Full sun Distance between rows 25 cm
Average height 35 cm Direct Sowing
Average spread 12 cm Sowing distance between plants 1 cm
Hardiness Hardy Distance between rows 25 cm
Overwintering No Sowing depth 1 cm
Soil Ph 6.5 - 7.0 Germination temperature 8 to 20℃
    Days to germination 7 - 14 days

Sowing Guide

Early Sowing/Module Sowing

Salad onions are best sown direct however for early sowings start indoors in modules. Sow 5 - 6 seeds per 4 cm module. As soon as germination starts reduce the heat and move to an area with good daylight, a windowsill or greenhouse is ideal. Keep the compost moist but do not overwater.
After 3 - 5 weeks depending on speed of growth plant out. Harden off over a few days before planting out. Plant out at the distance suggested above. Firm the soil around each clump and water well. Cover with horticultural fleece if frost is forecast.

Direct Sowing

Sow 1 - 2 seeds every 1 cm at the depth and row distance suggested above. Lightly cover the seeds with fine soil and water well. Paris Silverskin can be grown for salad onions or they can be left to grow a small bulb suitable for pickling. Sow little and often to keep the kitchen in good supply over the season. When the seedlings are big enough to handle thin out to 1.5 cm apart.


Growing On

Weed often as the tall thin plants can easily be smothered by weeds. Water the young seedlings often in dry weather. Older plants will need watering well every 7 - 10 days in dry weather. The plants will benefit from a mulch of compost to help prevent the surrounding soil from drying out in the summer months.


Harvesting

If growing close together pick alternate salad onions so that the remaining plants can grow larger and form a small bulb. If they are difficult to pull out by hand, to prevent them from snapping use a trowel to loosen the soil first. Salad onions will store in the fridge for up to one week in a polythene bag. Pickled onions will store for several months.

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TIP

Growing a row of salad onions on either side of carrots can help to confuse and deter the carrot root fly.

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